Video: Spanish F-18 fighter jet crashes, pilot survives

Published May 20th, 2023 - 12:47 GMT
F-18 fighter jet crashes in Spain
F-18 fighter jet crashes in Spain. (Twitter)

ALBAWABA - A Spanish F-18 fighter jet crashed in the Zaragoza, the capital of northeastern Spain's Aragon region.

The fighter jet crash at the Zaragoza airbase caused a huge fireball near a busy highway. The cause of the crash is yet to be known.

According to Spanish media, the pilot has survived after he jumped out of the fighter jet moments before the crash but injuries reported in his leg.

A video of the F-18 fighter jet, hitting the ground and causing massive fire and a thick black smoke rising into the sky, has been widely shared on social media.

The incident happened during an exhibition show for military families at the base.

The crash took place at 12:10 p.m. local time, Express news reported on Saturday.

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